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Drupal Template:IPAc-en[1] is a free and open-source content-management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.[2][3][4] It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all Web sites worldwide[5][6] ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including WhiteHouse.gov and data.gov.uk.[7] It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.[8]

Template:As of, there are more than 30,000[9] free community-contributed addons, known as contributed modules, available to alter and extend Drupal's core capabilities and add new features or customize Drupal's behavior and appearance. The Drupal community has more than 1 million members[10] (Template:As of) and 31,000 Developers[11] (Template:As of). Because of this plug-in extensibility and modular design, "The Drupal Overview" on Drupal's Web site describes it as a content management framework.[3] Drupal is also describedTemplate:By whom as a Web application framework, as it meets the generally acceptedTemplate:By whom feature requirements for such frameworks.[citation needed]

Although Drupal offers a sophisticated programming interface for developers, basic Web site installation and administration of the framework requires no programming skills.[12]

Drupal runs on any computing platform that supports both a Web server capable of running PHP (including Apache, LiteSpeed, IIS, Lighttpd, Hiawatha, Cherokee or Nginx) and a database (such as MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, or Microsoft SQL Server) to store content and settings.

  • A query on Drupal's official website on March 2009: How does one pronounce "Drupal"? (accessed 19 June 2013)
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  • 3.0 3.1 "The Drupal Overview". drupal.org. http://drupal.org/node/265726. Retrieved 2009-04-08.
  • "System Requirements". drupal.org. http://drupal.org/requirements. Retrieved 2009-04-08.
  • W3Techs (2011-07-15). "Usage of content management systems for websites". http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all. Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  • BuiltWith (2011-03-28). "Drupal Usage Statistics". http://trends.builtwith.com/cms/Drupal. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  • "The State of Drupal 2010 speech". Archive.org. 2001-03-10. http://www.archive.org/details/Css3TheFutureIsNow. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  • "Knowledge management with Drupal". https://drupal.org/node/7888.
  • "Drupal Homepage". Drupal.org. https://drupal.org/. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  • https://www.drupal.org/node/2110205
  • https://drupal.org/node/2133153
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